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VOL. V., NO. 579 JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 27, 1915. ' PRICE TEN CENTS.
ATTACK ON NEBRASKAN IS PUZZLING WASHINGTON, May 27. j ?The arrival of the Nebras kan at Liverpool late this evening did not relieve the doubt that exists here as to whether or not the vessel was sunk by a torpedo or a mine. Capt. Green, cabling to thei State Department, says he was not warned, and that he saw nothing. The sinking of a Canadian and Danish steamships by submranies today have serv ed to strengthen the belief that the Nebraskan was at tacked in the same manner. -*??? a limy Aggicivd. i?c v/noio. WASHINGTON. May 27. ? The re ports received at Washington indicate that the Nebraskan was torpedoed, j that she did not strike a mine. How ever, the administration's course will i not be determined until the vessel shall have been examined at Liver pool by representatives of the United States and the underwriters. It is conceded that if it shall be dem onstrated that the vessel was attack ed by a German submarine that it will cause the crisis with Germany to be come more acute. Nebraskan Due at Liverpool. LIVERPOOL, May 27.?The Ameri can steamship Nebraskan, damaged by j a torpedo or a mine oit the Irish coast yesterday, is returning to this port un-j dcr her own steam, and is expected to' arrive here tonight. Several compart-. ments are said to be completely tilled 1 with water, but the crew managed to; patch up the ship so that she can be handled without great difficulty. Reports here and at London Indi-: cate that there Is no doubt but that'] the ship was struck by a torpedo., but | the matter will not be fully settled un- < til the testimony of the officers and j! crew can be secured and the ship ex- ' amined. American Consul II. L. Washington j has been notified by the American em bassy at London to take every pre caution to insure a thorough investi gation. A representative of the cm-' bassy will be here this afternoon to; co-operate with the consul. nrr-nsr * tithtti nt-xtttc* OUJDlYJLa.nJLWXj OJUNXLO CANADIAN SHIP CARDIFF. Wales. May 27. ? The steamship.Mornenna, of Montreal, wasj torpedoed and sunk today by a Ger man submarine. One of her crew was < killed and three wounded. Sink Danish Steamer. SOUTH SHIELDS. England. May! 27.?A German submarine today tor pedoed and sunk the Danish steamer Betty in the North sea. The vessel i was struck without warning, and went; to the bottom kutckly. GERMANS SAILORS INSANE FROM OVERMUCH IDLENESS NEW YORK. May 27.?Idle sailors1 on many of the German interned ves sels are golning insane. There have been several cases within the last few days. Idleness is assigned as the cause for the epidemic. R1GGS AT FAIRBANKS. ?+? FAIRBANKS. May 27. ? Thomas Riggs. Jr.. member of the Alaska rail- ! road engineering commission, arrived here last night on the steamer Reli ance from Dawson, with a party of 1 surveyors. They will locate the rail way lino between this city and the Nenana valley. ROCKEFELLER'S INCOME CLEVELAND. O.. May 27.?John D.j Rockefeller's income tax bill amounts. to $3,500,000. Attorneys who made i Inquiries relative to the income of Mr. Rockefeller during the investigation j of the Standard Oil Company, which led to its "dissolution." learned that his annual income varies from $55,000 000 to $65,000,000. In one year since the panic of 1907 Mr. Rockefeller's in come Is said to have been 5137,000,000. CARNEGIE WANTS TAX VALUES REDUCED NEW YORK. May 27.?Andrew Car negie has begun proceedings to com pel a reduction of $455,000 in assess ment on his land at Fifth Avenue. 90th and 91st streets. The land is assess ed for $2,000,000 and the house for Raymond's stores, closed Monday. ! * + + * 4. * * ?> * * * * .> * + <. ? WEATHER TODAY ?> ?> Maximum?36. <? y Minimum?43. *; 6* Rainfall?.29 In. ? + Cloudy. + ? ? + * + **?* + * + ** + ?>*] SILVER BOW ROAD SURE OF REPAIR Juneau's request, filed with tho Road Commission through the Com mercial Club, for improvements to the road between the city and the Per severance mine, will likely bear fruit this summer. A telegram received today by Pres ident Harry J. Fisher, of the Commer cial club, from Colonel W. P. Rich ardson. of the Road Commission, indi cated that the repairs would be made. Col. Richardson's wire reads: "Yours of May 22d, in referenco to repairs on the Silver Bow basin road from Juneau to the Perseverance mine is under consideration by our board and we may be able to make a small expenditure. We will let you know as soon as decided." Road exports here declare the Per severance road could be put in line condition at no great expense. The road has not rutted much, but bould ers from the hillside have made it rough in many places. a -i- a nrr a r* a ttwnritt A?jiiS>JRLA UjHLIN Pi JCJJtt X MAN SUICIDES SEATTLE, May 27.? C. 11. Buschmann, aged 36 years, manager of the North western Fisheries company, was found dead in a vacant room on the 17th flloor of the L. C. Smith building this af ternoon, with two bullet holes in his head. He com mitted suicide. He had been in ill-health for some time. FRANCE TO SPEND $300,000 IN U. S. NEW YORK. May 27.?It has been confirmed in Now York that $40,000. 900 gold had lately been transferred from the Bank of France to the Bank it England, and that $60,000,000 more s to be transferred, under an cxtro >rdinar: agreement whereby Franco s to pay for ammunition and other *rar supplies purchased in the United States, to the extent of $300,000,000 ;hrough Great Britain. Boston Gets Contract BOSTON. May 27? The American Steam Guage & Valve Company, a Bog ion concern, has received contracts from the Allies amounting to $1,050, )00 for brass fuse heads for shells. London Meat To Advance LONDON. May 27.?A London cable jays that an all-round advanco of i from 2 to 4 cents a pound in retail. ?rice of all meats will be put Into \ jffect within a few days. rARIPP'RATES FURTHER REDUCED WASHINGTON. May 27?A decision if the customs court, announced last light, holding to be valid the clause in :he Underwod tariff law which pro rides for a five per cent, rebate on all toods imported in.American bqftoms md holding that the rebate clause al io applies to goods imported from :hose countries with which wc have 'favored nations" treaties, is tanta mount to a horizontal reduction in :he tariff. The "favored nations" clause that s in the commercial treaties between j :hc United States and noarly all of :he leading countries provides we! nust give the country with which the i xeaty is made the benefit of tariff ? ?ates accorded the "most favored na ions." The nations with which we lad treaties containing this clause ' U1IUCU UU VI > yiUCUOCV'U auc? tuc uvn ariff law went into offect. saying that he provision allowing a Ave per cent, ?ebato would deprive them of the privileges of the "favored nations" :lause unless they shipped their goods n American bottoms. Secretary of :he Treasury William G. McAdoo and pthers agreed that the protest was val id, and, pending a decision by the customs court, the law was suspend ed. The "favored nations" clause also Sives the United States the same ad vantage in trade with the other coun try to the treaty that it gives its most ?favored nations." The customs court has held that the five per cent, clause docs conflict with the "favored nations" treaties, but that it is effective and also applies to the favored nations. Another result of the decision will :ompcl the payment from tho treasury jf about 515,000,000. the five per cent. Df the customs duties collected pend ing the decision. (m mrnwicAD At CIIDVPVQ 3Urtn v uun v. uw.t ^ ? "" ON WAY TO ALASKA SEATTLE, May 27.?Frank Johnson, supervisor of surveys for the general land office, -will sail tonight for Alas ka to supervise surveys that are in progress and to he start-d in the Ber ing. Matanuska and Nenana coal Helds. A party of surveyors will accompany aim to survey the Boring coal fields. KATALLA CO. WINS LAND TITLE SUIT The officers of the local laud office today issued a final certificate to the Katalla compauy In the matter of prop erty covered by United States Survey i No. 829 in tho vicinity of Katalla. Tho Issuance of this certificate marks the close of a long period of litigation be tween the Katalla company and A1 Lowe and Jennio Dalton in the land office courts. The aroa claimed by the Katalla company comprises about 22 acres and adjoins the Comet and Juneau Frac tion Lode claims owned by Lowe and Dalton. During the progress of this case, tho decision of which has settled tho ques tion of the right of possession of this particular property and of the lode claims, several rauch-dlscusscd mat ters Incident to Alaska land law have been determined. Among tho points ; on which this decision has a direct ! bearing and which have been sottled for the future by virtue of this doclslon are the question of the land claimed by squatter, and also that of tho rights of possessory claimants to tidelands. DUTCH STEAMER REACHES NEW YORK NEW YORK. May 27.?Tho Holland American liner Ryndham. which was in collision with the freighter Joseph Cuneo ofT Nantucket, Mass., yester day morning, convoyed by American warships, arrived here last night, and appraisers are measuring the damage to vessel and cargo today. The pas sengers. numbering nearly 100, wero transferred to New York by rail. Both Ships Damaged. NEW YORK. May 27. ? Both the Dutch steamship Ryndam and tho freight ship Joseph Cuneo were badly damaged by yesterday's collision, and both vessels have reached this port. BRITON SAYS U. S. IS STRONG FORCE ?+? LONDON, May 27.?Admiral Bridge, retired officer of the British navy, says the United States could put an army of 2,000,000 strong in Europo in eight or nine months. He declares the fighting force of the United States ships equal .to. any .in the world. TAFT CONDEMNS LABOR LEGISLATION NEW YORK. May 27.?Before the Association of American Manufactur ers Inst night former President Will iam H. Taft condemned the trade and industrial commission laws, two of the principal adminstrntion anti-trust laws, saying that their mischievous In terference with business Is delaying returning prosperity. He also con demned organized labor for using au tocratic powers." KILLING FROSTS DAMAGE EAST 1 WASHINGTON. May 27. ? Killing frosts are reported from the Great Lakes region and the Middle Atlnntic t States. The record for May cold weather has been broken, and it is | feared that early vegetable production will be decreased. Six Killed In Arkansas. FORT SMITH, Ark., May 27.?Six are dead and many injured as the re sult of severe storms in the western , part of Arkansas and the eastern part of Oklahoma. 3TATE DEPARTMENT MAY SAVE LIVES > ?*? WASHINGTON, May 27.?The lives i of Ave Mexicans sentenced to be hang- i ed tomorrow at Florence, Arizona, i may bo saved by action of the State 1 Department which has taken the mat- ' tor up at the request of Gen. Villa, who says the men did not have fair trials. I The ? Department of State has sug gested to Gov. George W. P. Hunt of Arizona that the sentences be com- '. muted to life imprisonments, or, at 1 least, that they be reprieved until there can be an investigation by the 1 State Department. Condemned Men Collapse. PHOENIX. Ariz., May 27.?Sixty in vitations have been issued to the hanging of flvo condemned Mexicans at Florence tomorrow. The con demned men are in a state of col lapse. CASE AGAINST LABORERS DISMISSED BY PROSECUTION HOUGHTON, Mich., May 27.?The case against President Moyer and IS other officials of the Western Feder ation of Miners, indicted on charges of conspiracy by the Houghton coun ty grand jury a year ago as rosults of violence said to have been com mitted at the direction of the defend ants during the copper strike, was not pressed. GOV. WHITMAN LEAVES FOR PANAMA FAIRS ALBANY, N. Y., May 27?Gov. Chas. S. Whitman and part}' left today for the West. They will visit the San Francisco and San Diego fairs, unci other western cities. GERMANS G ! PETROGRAD, May 27.? In the face of an attack which will be described as a hurricane of fire from the German artillery, the Rus sian forces in the region of Przemysl have fallen back along the railroad from Jar oslav toward Przemysl, ac cording to a war office an nouncement today. The Slav forces, it was stated, were forced to retire from the exposed positions along the railroad to the pro tected defenses along the west bank of the San river. The German forces on the! east bank of San are not yet within striking distance of Przemysl. GERMANS FORCE THE SAN. London, May 27.?Dispatches from , Vienna last night and this morning say that the Germans yesterday forced the San river below Przemysl, and they are moving southward with a col- ] umn of troops on each side of that ] stream toward the defenses of the for- 1 tress which is being attacked from the ! west by Gen. von Kakenscn. < GERMANS FORCE FIGHT IN i WEST. London, May 27.?The Germans con tinue to make furious attacks against < the position of the Allies In Flanders, I and their losses continue to be very | severe. The point of the most severe ] fighting is in the Artois region. The i German attacks have not been fruit ful of marked gains at any point. < RUSSIA'S VICTORY INBUKOW1NA I LONDON. Miiy 27.?Tho Austrian ; defeat in Bukowina. according to of* ' flcial roports from Russin, was along a front 9D miles long, and the defeat 1 has been so decisive that Russia is oc- ' cupying territory and establishing civ il government. The victory makes available for Russia the purchase of the products of a large agricultural arcn. and seeding has been completed g<y*erully to such an extent that the product of tho country will be, it is estimated, from 60 to 75 per cent, nor- t mal. Germany expects to reinforce the t Austrian army in the Southern ex- j tremity of Bukowina. near the ltou- ; maniati boundary, if she should be i successful in the attack of Przemysl. \ ? ? * I AEROPLANES DESTROY v EXPLOSIVE WORKS i PARIS, May 27.?A French aerial < squadron consisting of 18 aeroplanes 1 with both explosive and tiro bombs at tacked the German chemistry plant at Ludwigshaven. on the Khluc. and de stroyed and set tire to several of the 11 Factory buildings. The plant was put * completely out of business. The plant at Ludwigshaven was tho r largest, best equipped and most im- 1 portant explosive plant in Germany. n Kill 60 German Soldiers. AMSTERDAM. May 27.?Sixty Ger- c man soldiers were killed when an al lied aircraft droped a bomb onto a % 3treot car in an Osten street this morning. The aircraft waH flying low [ md had not been Been until it swoop ed down near the street car. which was one of many being used in trans ferring German troops, dropped the , bomb, and escaped. j England Raided Again. SOUTHEAND, England. May 27. ? " A. Germnn Zeppelin raid occurred at this place last night. Many bombs wero dropped. Two women were kill- ' ed, and many women and men Injured. GERMAN LOSSES AT YPRES ARE HEAVY t LONDON, May 27.?Tho Germans (] have lost close to 150,000 men in the | last few weeks fighting around Yprcs c according to the War Office. j ?- t v v V v *? v v v y v v v v v v g ? + j * CAMP FIRE GIRLS ? f * REACH SITKA SAFE -> i . ??? < 4* Sitka. May 27.?The Junenu ? i 4? Camp Eire Olds arrived horo ? * on the Georgia todaj at 2 o'- * j ?:? clock. The trip was pleasant, * and everybody is well. * 4* The girls are accompanied ?> by Miss Edith Kompthorne. 4* i 4* Mrs. \V. E. Nowcll, Miss Fran* 4* l ces Gullck and Miss Cordelia ? < <? Davis. 4* i ? i ? 4> 4* *F ?> + v 4? 4- <? ?!? v. 4*' ?> 4* | MINING STOCK QUOTATIONS. Chlno, 45; Ray 22%; m NEW CABINET LONDON, May 27. ? King George this morning attended tho first meet ing of tho now Cabinet. He congrat ulated Premier Asquith upon the fidel ity and ability with which he is serv ing the country and its King. He ex tended the congratulations to the suc cess in forming a now Cabinet to his liking. It is said, though not authoritative ly. that the King will attend the Cab inet sessions more frequently in the future. Business was transacted with out embarrassment in his presence, though he took no part in the discus sions, and offered no advice. After Lord Kitchener, Lloyd-George and others had made more or less ex tended statements concerning their departments, Premier Asquith set forth fully, for the benefit of the now Cabinet members and His Majesty, the plans of the government and tho ob jects which it is seeking to attain. Balfour, -for the now members, ap proved in positive terms the positions of the Premier, whom lie congratu lated for the work that he has done. The King again expressed liW approv al of Premier Asquith in personal con- , versation when bidding him good day tttor the meet Ing had adjourned. nnrmTOTT t?t>T?tj A "D"P DXIXXIOXI JTXVJLlX AXIJJ FOR LONG WAR LONDON,( May 27.?Great Britain's liopes that the great war would be pressed to a speedy conclusion have been blasted, following the call of Lord Kitchener for 300,000 more re cruits, comes the admission of Prem ier Asquith that the government con icmplatcd the possibility of a long >var and was taking^steps to meet any emergency that might arise. In both Houses the government was luestioned as to the nation's ammuni don resources. Lord Kitchener ex- 1 crossed his confidence that the sup ply would be sufficient, "in tho very cear futuro." , [ In the Commons tho Premier declin ed to give any detailed information >n this matter, stating the discus- . don of the munitions question would >e inopportuno and prejudicial to the * stragetic situation at present, but said that ample opportunity for such | Ilscussion would be offered-hereafter. ( "The government has contemplated . he possibility of a long wnh" he ( iddcd. "and has taken steps to hus >and the national resources to meet j tny emergency." . ? ? ? i i WAR COSTS ENGLAND j'< $10,500,000 DAILY!' LONDON, May 27.?Chancellor ot" lie Exchequer David Lloyd George ? ?ays the cost of the war to Great Brl- i alri is averaging $10,600,000 a day, < ind that the cost will increase rather I Kan decrease, for the reason that nore men nrc being put into the ser- t rice, and the care of the wounded is < lecoming greater all the time, and t var machinery and equipment lioav- 3 er and more costly. s ? ? t 50,UUU W U-KJft.lYJLA.IN GO TO ENGLAND ? ^ ? ?OTTAWA, May 27.?Thirty thous .nd skilled Diechanics. mostly recruit id in Canada, have found positions in 1 Jreat Britain. The shipyards and war t listeria! factories are claiming the 1 najor poritlon of the men. i Several thousand mechanics have J Iready returned to Great Britain from t 'anadu and the United States. In ov- t ry instance, agents are instructed to ;lve preference to British subjects ( rhen hiring men for work In England, o ? ? ? 8 PEXAS CHIEF ? JUSTICE DIES ; . GREENVILLE, Tex., .May 27.?Tlios. j . Brown, Chief Justice of the Texas c Supreme court, died here today at the ge of elghy tyenrs. Judge Brown j las been ill for about three weeks. s r GERMANS JAIL i 'FRISCO WOMEN ; BERLIN; May 27c?Three weeks in;- 1 >risonment at Llndau is the penalty ' vhich iMrs. Harriet Boyce and her laughter, both of San Francisco, must r >ay for interfering with the customs dtlcers when they attempted to ex imine the Californians' trunks. The wo women were arrested for using In sulting language to the government of lctals and the trial which followed re- 1 iultcd in the nbove sentence. Airs. 1 3oycc and Miss Boyce were, released >n presentation of a $5,000 bond, pend- ' ng lnjuiry by Ambassador Gerard. ?RITISH SUBMARINES NEARLY COMPLETED 1 BOSTON. May 27.?The ten sub- 1 uarines which the Fore River Ship nilldbiK Corporation is construclng at Jtiincy for the British government vill be launched curly, next week. ( ?vitbin five months from the time that : lie keels were laid. The average I :ime for constructing n submersible I vessel In this country previously had icon more than two years. i These submarines are to be deliver- S TURKS GET TWO MORE WARSHIPS LONDON, May 27. ? The! British admiralty announc ed this evening that, follow-; ing up the sinking of the Tri-; umph, a Turkish submarine' this afternoon sunk the bat tleship Majestic. The Majestic was a 14,900! ton battleship; completed in! 1895; main battery, four 12-1 inch and twelve 6-inch guns; cost, $4,581,910; speed 16 knots; complement, 757 offi cers and men. The admiralty also an- , nounced that the British ! steamer Princess Irene, iy steamer Princess Irene, in 1 the government service, was!. blown up in Sheerness har- i bor. j ENGLISH SINK TURK GUNBOAT j] IN MARMORA ATHENS, MAY 27.?A British sub-j marine today sunk a Turkish gun boat of the Aidtnrcis type In the Sea of Marmora within sight of Constan-j, tinople and more than 100 miles from ' Gallipoli. 1 This is the second time that a Brit- j ish submarine has succeeded in ncgo- j tlating the Dardanelles and attacking Turkish warships In the Sea of Mar- ' mora. The previous time two gun-;] boats were sunk. The second successful attack within the Sea of Marmora has caused great i excitement and consternation at the \ Turkish capital. j . ( , 1 BRITAIN LOSES ANOTHER WARSHIP j LONDON. .May 27.?'The old British J battleship Triumph was sunk yester iay afternoon in the Dardanelles by n Turkish torpedo. The majority of her ? 1 jfllcers and crew were saved. f The Triumph was commissioned In 1004: displacement, 11.985 tons: ar namcnt, four 10-inch and fourteen 7.5 ncli Runs: cost $4,227,305; horse pow jr, 12,500; speed. 21 knots; comple- r nent of officers and men. 700. t Five Battleships Lost. ! g The Triumph is the fourth Brfitish s lattleship sunk by the Turks while re- c slating the attempt to force the Dar lanelles. Tho French have lost one -i jattleshlp. The other British battleships lost vere the Ocean. Irresistible and the j lollath. The French ship lost was ho Bouvet. All of them were 10 f ears or more of age, and similar in a lizo and fighting strength to the Tri-it imph. j t TURKEY READY TO QUIT WAR I ATHENS, May 27.?Absolutely re- n lablo Information was received here t oday that-the Turkish government ias decidod to sue tor separate peace | ^ vith the Allies, and former Finance a diriister Djavid Pasha is now cnrout<-'a o Berlin for the purpose of imparting n he information to Emperor William. , g Prince Djavid will explain to the i Derman Emperor that Turkey has no j dtornative in (the premises, but that a ilie is doomed unless peace can be u iccured immediately. He will explain hat Constantinople cannot stand out v tgainst the forces thnt are slowly butj0 lurely drilling their way through the; 8 Dardanelles and toward the defenses s if capital. v The Turkish troops have made a teroic defense of Gallipoli peninsula. 10 tnd the loss of life among, her best of-1 v leers and soldiers has been terrific. v The capital is filled with the wounded j, ind sick, and. the supply of food and c nedicines is being exhausted rapidly. The greatest difficulty is being ex- t lerienced in supplying the men at the tJ ront with ammunition and other sup- , ilies, including food. ; 0 * * ; n 5ERMAN DYESTUFF SUPPLY GETS SMALL J,, WASHINGTON. May 27.?The De- " lartmenf of commerce agents report n hat the supply of German dyes in t he United States will probably be ( ixhaustod iiy July. Two cargoes that , Dreat Britain has agreed to pass and . vhich contain two or three months'; supply are awaiting export permission j t rora German)'. j'a DROUGHT KILLS AUSTRALIAN CATTLE < .?? SAN FRANCISCO, May 27, Steam- < ?rs arriving from Australia report that i i great drought prevails in that coun- -i try, and that It is killing live stock ?: jy the thousands. ?: It is believed that there will he a 4 marked shortage of Australian beef 4 supply. Raymond's stores closed Monday. ITALY IS PRESSING INVASION GENEVA, May 27. ? A strong Italian force crossed the Isonzo river in the pro vince of Goritz today, and are before the Austrian city of Monfalcone. The troops have been ordered to take the city by assault, and it has probably been attacked before this time. The Austrian wounded have been pouring into Mon falcone. They are the first of the war's casualties. From Italian sources it is said that they do not expect ?reat difficulty in capturing Monfalcone, as the Austrian droops are retreating from the Goritz frontier, and av iators report that troops in :he rear of the city are mov ing away from the front rather than toward it. ITAJLiJLAJNS SWJUilir 1JNXU AUSTRIA. London, May 27.?Italian irmies are continuing to tosh through the passes tnd valleys of Trent, in -he prvoince of Tyrol, and >oritz, carrying everything jefore them. The most marked advance las been over the Austrian rontier into Goritz towards -he Isonzo river. This force las not yet met with serious >pposition, though there has )een constant skirmishing, ind a good number of prison irs have been captured, ihough always in?small de .achments. KING IN COMMAND. Rome May 27. ? King Victor Em lanucl today assumed command of he army and navy of Italy. He will o with the land forces, and be In con tant touch with Gen. Cadorna, his hief- of-staff. ITALIAN ARMY TO BE MADE 2,000,000 LONDON', May- 27.?The Italian ar ty now contains 1,700,000 equipped ml trained men, and it will be in reased to 2,000,000 and kept recruited o that number, according to official dvices received in this city. Italy will not be content to hold ntronched positions along the border ut will attemjk to drive the Austriatis ut of the so-called Italian provinces nd to take possession of all the Aus rian Adriatic coast. In addition to this, it is believed to o Italy's intention, il' she has not Iready set about performing it to send large army, probably a quarter of million men, to join the armies of erbla and Montenegro to invade Aus ria from Serbia. This army would umber all told, more than 500,000, nd it would be made up largely or ten experienced in war. Italy has a strong, modern navy, itli submarines, torpedo boats, and ther craft, in addition to her battle hips, battle cruisers and other ves etls. These will actively co-operate dth her army. There Is probably no country in Eur pe which had as many officers with rar experience in her army and navy ;hen she entered the present war as as Italy at the present time, uot ex opting Russia. It Is the consensus ot opinion ncrc lint Italy will play a very Important art in the war, and the successes Ifat are expected to follow her arms, is believed, will induce Greece, Rou tania and Bulgaria to enter the fight :ig before many weeks shall have assed. The belief is general that s soon as they decide that the sue ess of the allies is certain that all f these countries will realise that licy cannot afford to fail to pnrticl ate in the defeat of Turkey and Aus rla on account of the claim to terri orinl and other advantages that such articipants would settle when the ime should come to distribute the polls of war. ? t + <? ?> ?:* *;? i? ?? v v ? ? POPE BENEOICT ? EXPRESSES SORROW ? |> . .J. Rome. May 27.?Pope Bene- ?:* ? diet today expressed his great ?> t sorrow on account or the wnr ? strife in Europe that he is un- ?> - able to end. The entrance of ? Italy in the war has greatly de- * ? pressed the Pope. <? 4'.>,t4'h + ? + ? + ? + + +